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17 Ultimate Fitness Holiday Destinations

Taking a break from the stresses of your day-to-day life doesn’t mean you need to take a break from keeping fit. We’ve compiled a list of incredible travel destinations that will give you the rest you need, while making sure you can still stimulate your body and mind. So, if you’re looking for something a little more involved than just the hotel gym, a fitness holiday on the other side of the world is just what you’ve been searching for.  
 

Europe

Ibiza, Spain

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What a better way to start the list than with Ibiza; an incredible travel destination, that offers so much culture and potential. The Body Camp boasts the experience of a ‘full body transformation’. Located in the south of Ibiza, the beautiful retreat is surrounded by olive trees, and lavender bushes. This amazing location offers yoga classes, body sculpting, and specialist cooking workshops.
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Mystras, Greece

Euphoria Mystras Greece
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Located at the bottom of gorgeous Mount Taygetus, Euphoria Retreat is the ultimate Greek getaway. The retreat’s aesthetic is sleek and modernist, with rustic overtones of traditional Grecian architecture. A trip to Euphoria Retreat can include personal training sessions, group forest walks, and private aerial yoga.
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Chourchevel, France

Quintessence Retreat France
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France is famous for its luxurious, and culturally rich travel possibilities. That same luxury is available for the fitness enthusiast. Quintessence Retreat is located in Chourchevel; part of Les Trois Vallées, which is one of the largest linked ski areas in the world. In their 7 day retreat you’ll experience yoga, strength classes, and hikes through the beautiful French Alps.
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The Caribbean

Castries, St. Lucia

St Lucia BodyHoliday Carribean
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Encompassed by acres of rainforests, and breathtaking natural waterfalls, BodyHoliday is located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, and offers rest and revitalisation for the body and soul. While getting some Caribbean sun you can enjoy tai chi, organic garden experiences, and herbal mud baths.
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Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Sugar Ridge Antigua
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Sugar Ridge is an incredible hotel located on the island of Antigua, in the West Indies. Sugar Ridge is on the west coast of Antigua, and offered endless beaches, a show stopping view of the Caribbean Sea, and is bordered by sugarcane. They offer a retreat including daily yoga by the ocean, posture clinics and hiking.
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Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro Tanzania
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If you’re looking for something a bit more intensive, a hike up the famous Mt Kilimanjaro, in the Eastern African country of Tanzania may be what you need. This 8 day guided hiking tour offers a spectacular scenic view, and is known as ‘The Whiskey Route’. The tour will take you through tranquil forests, and incredible ice fields. It isn’t called ‘The Whiskey Route’ because it’s easy, so if you’re up for a challenge, a trip to Tanzania may be what you’re looking for.
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Agadir, Morocco

Paradis Plage Morocco
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Africa may not be the first continent to come to mind when you’re looking for a beach front, surf holiday, but don’t pass it over, because Morocco’s Paradis Plage offers a bounty of riches for surf enthusiasts. Paradis Plage is in southwest Morocco, and sits on a private beach. The hotel offers a variety of packages for surfers at all levels. Packages range in skill level; from beginners, including shorter daily lessons, to expert packages, with full days of surf sessions in premium spots.
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Asia

Seminyak, Indonesia

Ocean Soul Retreat Seminyak Bali
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The Ocean Soul Retreat in Seminyak, Indonesia, offers a variety of experiences. But the most exciting, and the one which you may not find at your average holiday destination, is their free diving retreat. While Bali can often be a tourist trap, Seminyak is far more focussed on relaxation and rest. During your free diving retreat, you can expect to stay on a traditional Indonesian Phinisi; a 30 meter boat with guest cabins and outdoor decks. You’ll learn correct breathing, safety protocols, and immersion techniques.
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Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Fitness isn’t just about working out, it’s about making sure you’re the healthiest, happiest version of yourself that you can be. So if you’ve been struggling with bad habits (alcohol, food, etc) the de-addition program at Santani Wellness Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka may be a good place to start. The program includes 90 minutes of spa treatments each day, lifestyle classes, guided walks, and wellness consultations with the resort’s doctor.
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Phuket, Thailand

Amatara Wellness Retreat Cape Panwa
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You wouldn’t think the ultimate detox focussed, wellness resort would be a short 45 minute drive from Phuket’s airport, yet Amatara Wellness Retreat is just that. The retreat offers ocean views of Cape Panwa, and on top of the optional detox program menu, they also provide massage therapy, and naturopathic consultations.
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Australia

Tasmania

Maria Island Walk Tasmania Australia
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Maria Island is located off the east coast of Tasmania, and it’s well known for its natural beauty, and assortment of rare Tasmanian animals and birds, including Tasmanian Devils. The Maria Island Walk is a four day guided hike across the island. The first two nights are spent in secluded but luxurious camps, and the final night is spent in Bernacchi House, a heritage-listed property dating back to the 1800s. Groups on this walk can expect to spend their days trekking through Tasmanian scenery, and their nights dining by candlelight.
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New South Whales

Casuarina Australia
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Casuarina is a coastal town in the Australian state of New South Whales. Oceans Retreat is a beachfront resort which offers an Oceans Active Program. It includes beach walks, cooking classes, and paddle boarding. 
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New Zealand

Coromandel

New Zealand Running Retreat
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Known for its steep and hilly rainforests, there are few places more relaxing and picturesque than the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. While the scenery can be enjoyed from the bottom of a waterfall, or a rainforest bridge, one of the best ways is to view it on-the-go, during a Trail Running Retreat. The retreat includes two nights’ accommodation in luxury apartments, and three days of running and yoga.
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Aro Hā

Aro Ha New Zealand
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New Zealand’s Aro Hā overlooks Lake Wakatipu, and is surrounded by world heritage sites and sub-alpine terrain. The accommodation looks out upon Aro Hā’s rolling hills and has incredible views of Lake Wakatipu. Their Winter Wellness package includes vegetarian cuisine, hikes in World Heritage parks, and daily laundry service.
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The Americas

Cuzco & Machu Picchu, Peru

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If you want to admire Peru’s breathtaking Machu Picchu from a different perspective, a bike tour is an excellent choice. The mix of guest-house, hotel and hostel accommodation may not be as luxurious as some other options on the list, but the adventurous bike rides through the vibrant and humid Peruvian jungles near Cuzco are incomparable. The jungle trek includes stops in Santa Teresa Village, Aguas Calientes, and of course, Machu Picchu.
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Canada
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If you’re looking for a winter wonderland destination for your next fitness holiday, Canada is unbeatable. With a mix of locations and activities, this package is perfect for the snow-sport enthusiast, who also likes a bit of R&R. Between the entry to National Parks, access to hot springs, and amazing skiing and snowboarding conditions, all your needs will be covered in Canada. 
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Alaska, United States

Chugach Mountains Alaska
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In the small town of Valdez, in the Chugach Mountains of Alasksa, lies a thriving ski culture, and endless possibilities. If you’re looking to take the scenic approach to your skiing, then the Chuhach Mountains are where you want to be. What’s more peaceful and revitalising than travelling across frozen glaciers, and staying in cosy B&Bs?
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